What To Serve with Lasagna


If you are trying to figure out what goes well with homemade lasagna for dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Lasagna is a classic family favorite and a comfort food staple that has been around for decades.  It really needs another comfort food side recipe to make a complete meal. Therefore, you will want to pick the best easy side dish to go with any baked Italian lasagna recipe.   

Whether you want a salad, soup, vegetables, baked goods, or more, I have you covered with so many choices on what to enjoy with lasagna. All of these sides pair well with the seasonings, pasta, cheeses, vegetables, and meat that makes the lasagna a popular Italian recipe.  It originated from Europe with different forms of it but can you believe it is not originally from Italy.  To find out where it was first created, learn about the HISTORY OF LASAGNA.


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What to Serve with Lasagna

This is a tasty list of what to offer with lasagna.  To help you decide what to serve with lasagna, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on your mood, preference, or diet, there is something for everyone.  There are comfort food classics, healthy salads, kinds of bread,  soups, low-carb, keto, gluten-free, and fancy sides.  This recipe roundup of what to make with lasagna includes:



  • Baked Goods, & Appetizers
  • Soup, Salads & Vegetable Side Dishes
  • Keto, Low Carb, or Gluten-Free Side Dishes
  • Drinks & Desserts 


Baked Goods, & Appetizers

 There are also appetizers and fresh-baked bread recipes to make that pair well with lasagna.  They are comforting, yummy, and family favorites. 

Ciabatta Bread
Homemade rustic Italian bread has a crispy crust and a tender chewy inside.
Check out this recipe
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Easy Homemade Soft Dinner Rolls
The best soft homemade dinner rolls baked using yeast are easy to make. These rolls are delicious and enjoyed best when warm straight out of the oven.
Check out this recipe
Freshly baked easy homemade soft dinner rolls


Crispy Baked Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Crispy oven-baked marinated artichoke hearts is the easiest recipe ever. It is so simple to cook marinated, canned, or frozen artichoke hearts in the oven on high heat to get a crispy outside and a tender inside. They're best as an appetizer, healthy snack, salad pizza topping, or side dish. Artichoke hearts are a wonderful cracker or chip replacement that makes a good gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and keto dipper.
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Easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta
This traditional bruschetta combines the perfect flavors of fresh Roma tomatoes, sweet basil, salty capers, and pungent garlic.
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Soup, Salads & Vegetable Side Dishes

Here are some great homemade soups and salads to eat with lasagna. The vegetable recipes also all pair well as a side dish along with lasagna. 

Vegetarian Rice Soup
An easy vegetable rice soup that is vegetarian and full of flavor. This recipe uses vegetable broth, fresh vegetables, tomatoes, rice, and seasonings for a hearty vegan soup that everyone will love.
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Rice and Fava Bean Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
The best spring salad of rice and fresh fava beans. It is tossed with lemon vinaigrette & topped with scallions and lemon zest for a bright pop of flavor.
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Rice and Fava Beans Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


Antipasto Rice Salad
Rice paired with antipasto ingredients like salami, mozzarella, and olives are mixed with Italian dressing for a wonderful gluten-free salad alternative to pasta salad.
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Antipasto Rice Salad


Caramelized Brussel sprouts with Brown Sugar, Bacon, & Blue Cheese
Caramelized Brussel sprouts with brown sugar are a wonderful simple side dish.  To make Brussel sprouts even more wonderful add bacon and blue cheese for a sweet, salty, creamy, and nutty delight. 
Check out this recipe
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Pomegranate Spinach Salad with Pears & Goat Cheese
Beautiful green spinach is dressed with tangy creamy goat cheese, tart crunchy pomegranates, and juicy pears.
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Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli
Instant pot steamed broccoli is a healthy and easy recipe that comes out perfect every time. In just a few minutes fresh broccoli is cooked and ready to enjoy.  This method works in any electric pressure cooker with or without a steamer basket and results in fresh steamed broccoli that is not mushy. 
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Keto, Low Carb, or Gluten-Free Side Dishes

This category of ideas to serve with lasagna includes keto, low-carb, paleo, or gluten-free recipes. If you are enjoying a low-carb or gluten-free lasagna you can still have a tasty side dish. All of these ideas are great to keep you on your special diet.  My recipe for LOW-CARB KETO LASAGNA WITH CREPINI is one of my most popular recipes and there is a good reason since this keto lasagna is hands down the best recipe out there. 

Instant Pot Italian Sausage & Peppers
Instant Pot Italian sausage and peppers is a quick & easy recipe. They are great for sandwiches or as is for the best keto, low-carb, or gluten-free meal. This Instant Pot sausage and pepper recipe is done in one pot and is complete in just 20-minutes. 
Check out this recipe
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Italian Chicken Drumsticks
This recipe for authentic Italian chicken drumsticks is bursting with flavor thanks to an easy lemon, garlic, and herb marinade.
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Italian Chicken Drumsticks


Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup
This restaurant-quality low-carb keto cream of mushroom soup is easy to make and simply delicious. The creamy texture with sherry creates a rich velvety mushroom soup that is so much better than any Campbell’s condensed version you can buy. 
Check out this recipe
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Keto Fat Head Rolls
Homemade soft keto rolls using almond flour are not just low carb (4 net carbs each!) but will please any appetite. They are sturdy enough for use as bread for sandwiches, buns for hamburgers, and great plain.
Check out this recipe
Keto Fat Head Rolls plated


Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls
These homemade sausage balls are an easy low-carb recipe great for a keto breakfast, brunch, appetizer, or snack.  They are full of flavor, tender, simple, and packed with protein while also being gluten-free.
Check out this recipe
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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bombs
Tart and creamy lemon cheesecake fat bombs are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and get more fat into your keto diet. These are easy to make and only a few ingredients for the best low-carb or diabetic dessert or snack.
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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Fat Bombs


Drinks & Desserts

The best cocktails or drinks to enjoy with Lasagna. If you want something that is not traditional or a special dessert, these recipes are great to serve with your next Italian dinner.


Salted Caramel Espresso Martini
Salted caramel espresso martinis are a perfectly rich, sweet, and creamy vodka cocktail recipe. Like a combination of a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato and a Kahlua White Russian.
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Gluten-Free Scoopable Cheesecake (no crust)
The perfect gluten-free cheesecake that is easy to bake and does not require a springform pan.
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Gluten-Free Scoopable Cheesecake (no crust)


Stewed Pears
Sweet pears are stewed with sugar and cinnamon for a sweet treat. They are great for breakfast or for dessert as a topping or accompaniment. This quick and easy recipe makes wonderfully spiced pears.
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Fresh Strawberry Mousse Parfait
Fresh strawberry mousse is an easy parfait dessert. It’s light and healthy with mounds of yummy berry whipped cream and puree layer making for a great no-bake recipe. 
Check out this recipe
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What to Serve with Lasagna

If you are trying to figure out what goes well with lasagna for dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Try any of these new recipes for other comfort foods, types of bread, salads, vegetables, or more. I have you covered with so many choices on what to serve and eat with homemade lasagna. 
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Salad, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


Try any of the great recipes below:

  • Ciabatta
  • Fava & Rice Salad
  • Tomato Bruschetta
  • Italian Drumsticks
  • Sausage & Peppers
  • Sausage Balls
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Espresso Martini


  • Make your favorite lasagna recipe.
  • Choose one or more of these recipes to serve along with it.
  • Enjoy
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